March 09, 2021

Foresight, Disaster, and Texas

Patrick Marren
Principal

When it comes to disaster preparedness, no one comes out looking all that good.

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January 26, 2021

Biden, Fauci, FDR and Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Patrick Marren
Principal

"It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."

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December 20, 2020

FSG Takes Stock of an Extraordinary Year

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

May all our futures be brighter in 2021

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December 05, 2020

The post-COVID future is hostile to prediction

Kevin McDermott
Principal

It's about foresight -- being ready for whatever the future brings. 

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November 07, 2020

Is the Republican Party Doomed by Demography?

Gerard Smith
Managing Principal

In short, no. Here's why...

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June 10, 2020

George Floyd and the Arab Spring

Patrick Marren
Principal

Why do particular events capture the public imagination when other almost identical events have failed to do so?

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June 17, 2019

Scenario Planning for a Wicked Problem – Climate Change

Dr. Mark Trexler
Managing Director - The Climatographers

Wicked problems resist resolution, but as guest contributor Mark Trexler argues, the uncertainties surrounding climate change should not prevent organizations considering the implications and planning accordingly. 

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May 10, 2019

“The Past is the Only Thing We Know”

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

The iconoclastic historian John Lukacs, who died this week, was skeptical of the value of prognostication. So is FSG. 

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April 27, 2017

A Hypothesis about Working-Class Rage

Patrick Marren
Principal
Why are ordinary people revolting? Maybe...prediction?
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April 25, 2017

The Wrong Way to Use History

Patrick Marren
Principal

There have been a lot of historical analogies being thrown around lately.

The presidency of Donald Trump has caused a lot of smart people (and a lot of less-well-educated ones) to dig up stuff from the past that they see as relevant to our current situation - and to where we may be headed in the near future.

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